ERIC Number: ED356683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
High-Tech for Effective ESL/Family Literacy Instruction. Final Report.
Thuy, Vuong G.
This project was a pilot project utilizing computers and CD-ROM drives and software to implement a combined English as a Second Language and Family Literacy curriculum for limited English proficient (LEP) adults. It is intended for teachers, tutors, volunteers, and program directors who may be interested in using high-tech for their own ESL/Family Literacy Programs. The project examined four software packages produced by two companies to see if they could have a significant and positive impact on the attainment of English language skills by adult LEP students. Two groups of refugee and immigrant adult students were studied. Each group received 6 hours of instruction per week for 15 weeks. The experimental group (N=15) received two hours of instruction per week on the material contained in the software; the control group (N=15) was taught the same material in printed form without the use of computers. Pre-tests and post- tests were administered to each group. An analysis of the data indicates that both groups did markedly better on the posttest, but that the experimental group predictably improved more than the control group. (KM)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Family English Literacy, Family Programs, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Multimedia Instruction, Questionnaires, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Indochinese-American Council.